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2015-12-21 14:24

ROAD TO RECOVERY: Michael Schumacher suffered a terrible accident resulting in brain and head injuries while skiing in the French Alps in December 2013. Image: AFP

A skier has died after falling at the Meribel resort in France, where Michael Schumacher  also famously crashed at the end of 2013.

Britain's Telegraph newspaper said Louis Ross, a 17-year-old who - like the seven time world champion - was wearing a helmet at the time, crashed after skiing too fast down a slope.

Ross, He reportedly suffered multiple facial and internal injuries and medics in the rescue helicopter could not revive him.

French police said they believe the teenager was going too fast down an intermediate blue piste, despite signs asking skiers to slow down ahead of an intersection.

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